Featured people, organizations and/or projects that are in need of your support are listed below.
Featured people, organizations and/or projects that are in need of your support are listed below.
The mission of AMG is to “encourage, equip, and develop Christ-centered national leaders to become instruments of Gospel advancement and community transformation.” This mission is accomplished primarily through National Workers who meet the physical and spiritual needs of their communities. The Gospel is at the center of everything we do, and often meeting physical needs opens the door to proclaim the Gospel.
AMG India recently shared how God is meeting people’s needs through the ministry:
“Every month AMG is distributing monthly rations of rice, cooking oil, bath and detergent soap, because these patients cannot work and earn. AMG rations help them to eat well, to absorb the medicines they are taking and also to build their stamina. We have distributed the rations to nearly 190 patients in the Tenali and Ponnuru areas.”
“This year the summer in our state is very severe. Rainfall in 2015 was below average and the whole state is reeling under drought conditions. Agriculture crops yield in 2015 were very low and the underground water also depleted further. As a result many of the villages could not get drinking water. Many villagers approached AMG requesting us to dig bore wells for drinking water. We had to go much deeper because the underground water levels have gone deeper. Now many villages are able to drink good water and protect themselves from water borne diseases. Villagers are thanking AMG and donors Wort & Tat, in Germany.”
“Summer Camp was conducted for AMG School children for 3 days. Children enjoyed very much the summer camp time as it was filled with songs, stories and fun, but at the same time educative and the children enjoyed the camp very much. They also learned songs and skits and stories from the Bible and were encouraged to learn ethical and moral values and Bible stories and grow as children of God. The children enjoyed the camp very much.”
AMG’s vision for Bridge to Life sponsorships is that every child would hear the Gospel, become mature disciples of Christ, and be prepared to fulfill God’s call for his or her life. The Bridge to Life ministry seeks to care for children’s physical, intellectual, emotional, social and spiritual needs.
Renia was a child who grew up in the Home of Hope Orphanage in the Philippines. Her story demonstrates how God can transform a life through child sponsorship. Here is her testimony:
“My life was very poor and miserable. I was so sad when my parents separated. I lived together with my two brothers. I and my brothers had never known the Lord Jesus Christ. I didn’t know how to pray and had no opportunity to attend Church services.
I entered Home of Hope on October 26, 1988. I was inspired when I was in the Home of Hope because each one of us taught us how to pray and every Sunday, I attended Sunday school. I was so happy because I and my two brothers were being loved at Home of Hope. My loneliness and sadness was gone while I was living in Home of Hope with the support of my sponsors through AMG.
I was so blessed that I completed my kindergarten, elementary, high school and two-year course in Nursing Aide course by the support of AMG Home of Hope. I learned many practical things for living while I was there. I learned to value relationships and to take care of my environment. Above all, I learned to love and trust God.
I would like to thank God for being so good to me. I am so happy that I have good health. I am so blessed that I have lot of friends and loved ones who love and care for me.
On March 16, 2016, I was so happy because I was able to visit Home of Hope after many years away.
Now, I am now in Dubai, UAE and work as a babysitter. I am so happy that I am capable and quite skillful in my present job because of the practical things I learned when I was in Home of Hope.
I have always a longing for the Lord, to worship and serve Him. The Lord has changed me a lot! The most significant change in my life was not only my positive outlook in helping my family but also my love to God. I am so happy that I have known Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior of my life. I cannot forget the Christian values and teachings which instilled in me from the devotionals, Bible Studies and Sunday School classes I attended when I was under the care of AMG Home of Hope.”
Renia’s story exemplifies what Bridge to Life is all about. AMG staff and national workers at Home of Hope were able to provide care for Renia and ultimately lead her to Christ. Praise God for how He changed Renia’s life in these five areas:
Physically: “I am so happy that I have good health.”
Intellectually: “I completed my kindergarten, elementary, high school and two-year course in Nursing Aide.”
Emotionally: “My loneliness and sadness was gone.”
Socially: “I am so blessed that I have lot of friends and loved ones who love and care for me.”
Spiritually: “I am so happy that I have known Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior of my life.” (Click to Tweet!)
Our weekly video series has been upgraded to "This Month at AMG"! We are moving to a monthly focus to bring you the most relevant and up-to-date news about what God is doing around the world through AMG! Our first episode's theme focuses on AMG's Bridge to Life ministry. Jimmy Myers and Meredith Moore of the International Missions Department share about this important ministry and its impact on children and youth. Click on the link in the video learn more or to view available children for sponsorship!
AMG’s weekly ministry highlight video, "This Week at AMG," is growing and getting an upgrade!
In an effort to bring to you the most up-to-date information and highlights of all that God is doing through your partnership with us, “This Week at AMG” is becoming “This Month at AMG.” Our most recent update related to AMG’s Bridge to Life ministry will be posted soon. Your love, care, and continued support equips national workers, empowers the local church, and transforms entire communities. In other words, you are changing lives with the hope found in Jesus Christ!
Check back soon for our new episode!
Beiky attended the Oratorio Childcare Center in Guatemala for over eleven years as part of AMG’s sponsorship program! Beiky recently graduated from high school with a diploma in Teaching. Here is her final letter that she wrote to her sponsors, thanking them for their love and support:
I cordially greet you hoping that you are fine physically and spiritually and enjoying the blessings of God. I was part of the Oratorio student center for eleven years and it has been a great blessing in my life to share nice moments along with persons that mean a lot to me. I feel sad for saying goodbye to a place full of life, love assistance, and values. The main was to learn God’s Word that filled my soul with satisfaction. I remember my first year in this beautiful place where I lived part of my childhood that was very nice. I can tell that in the course of time, God, my family and the staff of the student center made me a good person who learns many things.
I thank you a thousand times sponsors, AMG International and the Oratorio student center for teaching me how beautiful God is and for helping me to achieve my goals. For instance to graduate from high school with a teacher diploma. I worked with children from 4 to 6 years old and it was a beautiful experience in my life. I learned the stages of these children’s lives and listened to their problems in order to try to find a solution. Thank God that through Him, my family and you, I could achieve my objectives. I ask God with all my heart that the student center would continue enlarging to help many other children and youth that have dreams and ask God to help them to achieve their goals. The student center is part of my life because I lived precious moments there along with persons who were my friends when I needed them.
I will never forget the place where I identified with a Bible verse that impacted my life and gave me strength to move forward: ‘I can do all things through Jesus that strengthens me’ (Phil. 4:13). I say goodbye with sadness and gratefulness for helping me year by year until I graduated. I wish you blessings of God abundantly in your lives and the victory over any problem. Thank you for all your love for me. God bless you.”
For eleven years Beiky was able to build relationships with sponsors and achieve her goals in life. Above all, she was able to learn about God through His Word. Now Beiky is able to impact her community with the Gospel of Christ because of the generous support of sponsors.
In 2015, two national workers from Cyprus and Uganda gave updates on their ministries at the Coker Tire Museum in downtown Chattanooga. For today's episode of "This Week at AMG," Tasos interviews the VP of Mobilization, Pat Ragan, at this same museum. Pat shares how God has been working in Uganda and Cyprus over the past year, including a Muslim witch doctor coming to Christ. Click on the link in the video to learn more about AMG National Workers!
Suicide Bombing in Pakistan
On Easter Sunday, Christian families in Pakistan gathered together at a park to worship Jesus. When suddenly, a suicide blast ripped through the area, killing several people and injuring even more. AMG Pakistan was able to interact with some of these victims and help financially with their medical expenses. AMG Pakistan writes,
“A young man along with his four friends was present in the Park at the time of the blast. A splinter faction of the Pakistani Taliban, Jamaat ul-Ahrar, claimed responsibility for the attack, which the group says was directed at Pakistani Christians who were celebrating Easter Sunday in Gulshan-e-Iqbal Park. A young man (in the picture below) was critically injured in the blast. A team visited him at his home in a Christian colony. We also visited the homes of other victims and shared the word of God with them and their families.
In somewhat average house of a Christian family in Pakistan, with a few household items and a little furniture, one small room house was too tight for our team. Nevertheless we were welcomed with a sign of hope. The injured young man was laid in his bed and looked very weak. Still in the state of shock, he can recall all the nightmares of that day. He just cannot get rid of images of dead bodies all around him at the time of blast.
‘His first surgery went well’ his father said, ‘however, he still needs a couple of more surgeries’ he added as he wiped his face on his arm. It was very hot, and the hot humid air coming from the fan barely punished the sweat drops descending from his forehead. ‘There are bullets inside his back,’ he said in agonizing voice.
One small room which serves a bed room, a sitting room, and a kitchen for eight members of the family is too hot for him. ‘I feel pain and itching in my wounds because I am always drenched in my own sweat’ he said, as he looked into my eyes. ‘When I was in the hospital there was air condition but my father is a laborer and could not afford the daily rent to keep me in the hospital so he brought me home.’ Looking at his father he said, ‘He does not have enough money to purchase air conditioner.’ His medicines are also very expensive and on top of that they have to pay for two more surgeries. His story is similar to many of the victims who survived the blast but are left absolutely helpless. We prayed for him and handed him a small gift to assist his parents in their financial needs.”
Please be praying for everyone who was greatly impacted by this tragedy. Specifically, pray for the medical expenses of this young man and for the provision of an air conditioner for the family.
AMG International has multiple support opportunities that will align with your heart in touching the world with God's love. Check out these opportunities today!
AMG operates general medical clinics in Guatemala, Haiti, and Uganda.
God didn't intend for you to fight life's battles alone. Would you like to know how you can have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ?
It is because of God's love that He desires a relationship with mankind whom He has created. Yet because of His holiness, He can have no dealings with sin. That presents a problem...
Each of us has committed acts that are sinful. But more than that, because we are born with a sinful nature, we fall short of God's standard of perfection.
Because God is holy, He cannot look upon sin or accept sinful man into His presence. Yet because of His great love, He has made provision for man's sin...
Jesus is not just a good man, moral teacher or historical figure. He is God in a human body.
The death of Christ demonstrated the love of God and satisfied the demands of His holiness. His perfect sacrifice paid for our sins and took them away.
We cannot come to God on our own terms. God, who created us, has provided a way for us to know Him, but that way is only through His Son, Jesus.
It is not enough to believe intellectually that there is a God, or that Jesus existed as an historical figure, nor is it enough to have an emotional experience. Each of us must respond to God through an act of the will.
Salvation is turning from our old way of living, independent from God, and turning to Him and the new life He offers.
"...if you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved; for with the heart a person believes, resulting in righteousness, and with the mouth he confesses, resulting in salvation." - Romans 10:9-10
Salvation is a result not just of intellectually believing or of having an emotional experience. Salvation comes when we are ready to surrender our wills to Him. It is not just the words we say, but the attitude of our hearts. If you would like to receive Christ, this is the attitude He is looking for...
"Lord Jesus, I need you. I recognize that I am a sinner and I need your forgiveness. Thank you for dying on the cross for my sins. Come into my life as my Savior and Lord. Take control of the throne of my life and make me the kind of person you want me to be."
If you have given your life to Christ, He wants you to grow in that relationship. Here are some things that will help...
One-Click Donate allows you to quickly given one-time donations to causes that interest you by using the billing methods you have saved to your account on AMG Online.
In order to use begin using One-Click Donate, you will need to:
To begin using One-Click Donate, select from one of the options below:
There are two ways to financially give to AMG International: personalized and general. Choose which option works best for you.
List below are the most common questions that we receive concerning child sponsorships. As always, if you have additional questions, please feel free to contact us directly at 800.251.7206, ext. 421.
Child sponsorship includes prayer and financial support for your child. It costs $32 dollars a month, or $384 a year to sponsor a child. But equally important is the prayer support that your child receives from you. This is the advantage of pairing children with sponsors - the individual attention.
Yes! We encourage you to write to your child . The letters that you write will help build a valuable relationship that your child will never forget. Usually twice a year your child will write to you.
You can write a traditional letter and mail it to AMG, or you can create an account online and write to your child, as well as your childâ€™s development center, from your account page. (Please note that all communications to and from donors come to the home office for processing. No direct communication is permitted for the security and safety of children, donors, and field staff.)
Yes! We receive gifts for sponsored children around the world â€“ from toys to books to clothing. You may not know, however,
that once shipping, duties, and other expenses are included, even something as small as a box of crayons and a coloring
book could cost over $50 to send to the field!
If you plan to give a special gift:
We recommend a minimum of $15 but a good average is $25 to $50 by most sponsors. You may go up to $100 if you so desire. We request that you do not exceed the $100 amount on any single special occasion. If you have a unique situation you may contact the sponsorship department at 1-800-251-7206 and a staff member will discuss this with you.
AMG's mission is to advance the gospel with compassion. Impacting a child and a family with the gospel includes an awareness of the children's needs and a purposeful participation in helping those in our sponsorship program. Our child development centers are designed to impact a child mentally, physically, emotionally and most of all spiritually. There is no end to the needs and difficult circumstances every child brings to AMG and this is why our sponsorship program helps each child with nutrition, medical care, personal development, Bible study and spiritual training. AMG does not facilitate the building of homes or major lifestyle changes for the families connected to AMG. This type of involvement from outside sources very often creates serious problems for the family and the local community the child and family live within. Please see FAQ "How Much is Appropriate To Give For Special Gifts".
Children under the care of AMG receive a hot, nutritious meal and a snack each day along with access to medical care if needed. Children are provided educational opportunities and are tutored if necessary. Childcare center staff members encourage children to take advantage of every opportunity they have to learn new skills. Children are given new outfits of clothing and shoes once or twice a year. Each child is given a clear presentation of the gospel, with the hope that they will become a Christian, and reach his or her world for Christ.
AMG has always approached the care of children with a holistic emphasis...daily food, education, access to medical care and most of all, the gospel. Every child receives more benefits and access to services than any one sponsorship could provide therefore all sponsorship funds are pooled for the maximum benefit of your child and all of those attending their center. Your sponsorship dollars are combined with your fellow sponsors so that every child receives uninterrupted care regardless of the possibility that a sponsor misses sending their sponsorship donation on any given month. Your faithfulness and that of every sponsor giving regularly will ensure the maximum benefits for your child as well as all the children in the Child Sponsorship program.
We understand that circumstances change and sometimes it may be necessary for you to give up your sponsorship. In this situation, notify us and we will begin looking for another sponsor for your child.
While we ask that your sponsorship commitment last at least one year, the length of time during which you sponsor a child is up to you. Sponsorship programs help AMG provide food, clothing, medical care and education to children until they reach age 18 or complete their final year of education and leave the sponsorship program. Most of the children AMG serves rely on these programs for their wellbeing. When a sponsorship lapses or is discontinued, AMG will seek out another sponsor rather than discontinue or interrupt the care for that child. Sponsors wishing to extend their relationship with a sponsored child beyond age 18 may do so if the child continues their affiliation with AMG either as a Bible student or National Worker.
AMG sponsors short-term mission trips around the world. Frequently, we will go to countries where childcare centers are located. When we go to the country where your child lives, we encourage you to participate in that trip. Short-term trips are a great way to share the love of Jesus and meet the child that you have chosen to sponsor.
If you are ready to sponsor a child now, write, call, or click here to select a particular child. Or, if you would like us to assign you the child in greatest need, simply write to or call us. As soon as we receive your first donation of $32, we will send you a photograph and biographical and family information about your child. If you are interested, but have more questions, click here to email your questions or call 1-800-251-7206, ext. 421 and we will be glad to assist you.
Listed below are the most common questions that we receive concerning national worker sponsorships. As always, if you have additional questions, please feel free to contact us directly at 800.251.7206.
National worker sponsorship includes prayer and financial support for your national worker. It costs $50 dollars a month, or $600 a year to sponsor a national worker. But equally important is the prayer support that your national worker receives from you. This unique partnership is an important part of a national worker's ministry.
Yes! We encourage you to write to your national worker. The letters that you write will help build a valuable relationship as you come alongside your national worker to encourage them in their ministry. Your national worker partner will send personal letters and ministry updates to you at least twice a year.
Yes. We do ask that you send money and not gifts-in-kind because of the difficulties involved in shipping packages. The money that is sent for the national worker will go 100% to them. Other gifts that are designated for family birthdays, specific ministry projects or personal needs are welcome as well.
Your support is intended to supplement the income and ministry needs of your sponsored national worker. For some national workers, sponsorship funds enable them to acquire basic necessities like food staples and clothing or to pay their children's school fees. Other national workers may be amply provided for personally, but welcome the sponsorship assistance to print materials, equip facilities, hold special ministry events, or purchase supplies. In either case, your support is a significant contribution to the effectiveness of a national worker's ministry.
Not necessarily. Many factors help define a meaningful support level for each national worker, including the cost of living for the country in which they serve; therefore some national workers are assigned more sponsorships than others. We work closely with our field directors to assess the needs of each national worker.
We welcome regular sponsorship as well as one-time ministry gifts for all of the national workers who partner with AMG. Each and every gift is a valuable contribution to the effectiveness of a national worker's ministry.
We understand that circumstances change and sometimes it may be necessary for you to give up your sponsorship. In this situation, please notify us and we will begin looking for another sponsor for your national worker.
While we ask that your sponsorship commitment last at least one year, the length of time during which you sponsor a national worker is up to you. Sponsorship programs help AMG provide support to national workers until their ministry reaches a self-sustaining point or the national worker has completed their term of service. Many of our sponsors have enjoyed lengthy, fruitful relationships with the same national worker; others have had the opportunity to assist multiple successors.
AMG sponsors short-term mission trips around the world. Frequently, we will go to places where sponsored national workers are serving. When we go to the country where your national worker partner serves, we encourage you to participate in that trip. Short-term trips are a great way to share the love of Jesus and minister alongside the national worker you have chosen to sponsor in a whole new way.
Currently AMG partners with national workers in 26 countries. You can click here to view the majority of national workers that are available for sponsorship. However, for security reasons, not all of our national workers are individually represented on the site. If you do not see a particular country or ministry represented in which you are interested, please feel free to contact us at 800.251.7206 for further information.
If you are ready to sponsor a national worker now, please write, call, or click here to select a particular national worker. Or, if you would like us to assign you the national worker in greatest need, simply contact us. As soon as we receive your first donation of $50, we will send you the photograph, biographical information, and ministry testimony of your national worker. If you are interested, but have more questions, click here to email your questions or call 800.251.7206 and ask for Meredith.
There are no age requirements for MA team members. All applicants are subject to approval by the MA Team Leader. Minors (under 18 years old) who apply to participate must have a guardian that is at least 21 years old who will also be a participant on the trip. The type of ministry of certain trips on the field may preclude a minor's participation on the trip. Families are encouraged to participate on MA Teams.
Yes. Appropriate training is provided covering areas of cultural training, support development, spiritual preparation, etc.
Immunizations vary from field to field. The CDC (Center for Disease Control) has recommendations for all fields. The basic immunizations recommended are Tetanus and Hepatitis A. However, some fields require additional immunizations and medications.
AMG will provide assistance in writing support letters and developing a Biblical understanding of support raising.
The trip cost covers all related travel and in-country expenses (i.e. air transportation, housing, food, insurance, in-country travel, etc.) You would be responsible for transportation to and from the originating airport, meals in the airport, and any personal items you would purchase on the field (i.e. snacks, souvenirs, etc.).
Typically a $100 deposit is due at the time of registration for the trip. One half of the balance of the trip is due 60 days prior to departure and the remaining balance is due 30 days prior to departure. All documents should be submitted 90 days prior to departure.
Yes. Each Mission Adventure has its own designated page where you can give to support a team. To find a specific Mission Adventure page, go to AMG's Home Page and go to "Click Here to see all AMG Countries, Sponsorship & Support Opportunities." Use the "Narrow By" tool to the left to find your trip. Open the trip page you are looking for and give to that trip by clicking "Support This Trip!"
If a trip is organized for a specific church, school, or other group, it is typically not "open" for registrations outside that group. These designations are reflected on the trip schedule. However, if you have a particular interest in joining one of these teams, you can contact us as some teams are open to additional team members.
First-time trip registrations begin with an Online Missions Profile. Log in or create a new account, then click "Account" to access your Online Missions Profile under the "Mission Adventures" heading. Once the six sections of your profile are completed, find the trip of your choice on the Mission Adventure Trip Schedule and register for the trip. AMG will then approve your registration, and you will receive an email explaining how to upload the documents needed for the trip. You will be able to pay more toward your trip from the same page where you upload documents. Upon uploading all documents and paying the rest of your trip balance, the registration process will be complete.
An Online Missions Profile (OMP) serves as your application for a trip and contains personal information such as contact information, your personal testimony, passport information, etc. You only have to complete an OMP once; after that the OMP can be updated at any time. With second and subsequent trip registrations, you can simply check to make sure all of your information is current.
Log in to your account and click "Account". Under the "Mission Adventures" heading, click "Your Enrolled Trips." There you will see the trips that you are registered for and where to upload your documents. Download the documents needed by clicking the blue text, complete the documents, scan them to your computer, then use the "Submit Now" buttons to upload your documents.
You can still begin the registration process for a Mission Adventure, even if have applied for but have not yet received your passport. On your Online Missions Profile under "Update Your Primary Information," check "I Have Applied for My Passport and Have Not Received It Back." When you do receive your passport, you will need to go back and update your Online Missions Profile with your passport information. If you are considering going on a Mission Adventure and do not have a passport, be sure to apply for your passport well in advance of the registration deadline of your chosen trip. Also, if your passport expires within the next 6 months, you will need to renew your passport before registering for a trip.
Log in to your account and click "Account". Under the "Mission Adventures" heading, click "Your Enrolled Trips." There you will see the trips that you are registered for and the button to pay more toward your trip.
To share a trip on Social Media, go to AMG's Home Page and go to "Click Here to see all AMG Countries, Sponsorship & Support Opportunities." Use the "Narrow By" tool to the left to find your trip. Open the trip page you are looking for and use the Social Media icons on the trip page to share the trip with your friends and family.
During the process of registration, you will be asked to choose between the options of paying for your deposit or of notifying AMG that your church/school/group is paying for your deposit. Type the name of your church/school/group in the text box when completing the next step of registration.
Log in on the website and then click "Account". Under Mission Adventures, click "View Trip Reports." This will allow you to see applicant information including Registration Status and which documents team members have submitted to AMG.
Most likely, you are typing in the wrong password. To reset your password, click "I Forgot My Password" on the login screen. Type in your email and then click "Reset Password." You will be sent an email with a link to reset your password. It is also possible that you are attempting to log in with an email address other than the one that was used to create the account. If you do not remember the email address associated with the website account, please give us a call at 800.251.7206.
The pencil icons beside each section indicate whether a section has been completed or not. If there is a + sign beside a section, that section is not complete and needs more information. When you attempt to save that particular section, anything that needs to be corrected will be highlighted in red.
If you see that your trip registration has been declined, this can mean that your Online Mission Profile is lacking important information or contains obvious errors OR that you have registered for a trip for which you do not qualify. You will receive a follow-up email that will give you further instructions or explain why your registration has been denied.
Once you receive the approval email notification, log in to the website and click "Account." Under the "Mission Adventures" heading, click "Your Enrolled Trips." This page contains the next steps in the registration process, which are to upload your documents and pay the remaining balance for your trip.
If you are not able to upload your documents, the second option is to mail the documents to our Home Office in Chattanooga, TN. Send your document copies to AMG International, ATTN: Mission Adventures, P.O. Box 182200, Chattanooga, TN 37422.
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